McLean County partnered with the Corporation of Supportive Housing (CSH) and the University of Chicago, through funding from Arnold Ventures, to create a tool designed to match individuals with interactions within the justice system and the homeless system, within the County.

McLean County coordinates with various segments of the local community to determine which participants are believed to be the best fit for the program. FUSE does not regularly take outside referrals, but welcomes questions and calls from community organizations who believes an individual may be appropriate for the FUSE Program.